As one of the larger cities in Montana, Bozeman (pop. 28,000) has managed to retain a distinct mountain town feel despite the population and housing boom it has undergone during the past decade. Tucked between the Judith Basin, Gallatin and Bridger mountain ranges to the north & the Madison Range to the south, visitors will find the Bozeman area harbors one of the greatest outdoor recreational resources in the entire state. Bozeman is steeped in history and culture, is home to Montana State University and has a young and vibrant population that keeps the town pulsating with energy. Bozeman is a must stop on any itinerary involving south-central Montana.
Bozeman is easily accessible from the east and west by way of I-90 and is the northern gateway city to a number side highways that access the Madison Valley, the Beartooth-Absaroka Wilderness, and Yellowstone National Park. Bozeman and the surrounding vicinity offers a variety of lodging options, from low cost hostels and budget motels to five star guest ranches. The impressive downtown area, populated by restored brick storefronts, is full of interesting shops, galleries and restaurants. The dining options in Bozeman are plentiful and visitors will be impressed by the variety of eclectic and well thought out cuisine that the establishments here dish out. After the sun sets, Bozeman is known for its energetic nightlife featuring the full gamut of bar options from rustic saloons to cosmopolitan nightclubs.